Bad Faith Award Upheld by Washington Court

On April 28, 2014, the Washington Court of Appeals issued an opinion upholding a $21.8 million judgment against an insurer—$13 million on which was based on a claim for insurance…

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MLR Obtains Directed Verdict in Washington Bad Faith Trial

On April 16, 2014, Maloney Lauersdorf Reiner attorneys F.J. Maloney and Nick Thede obtained a directed verdict in favor of their client at the trial of Yamaguchi v. Farmers Ins.…

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Washington Bad Faith Claim Not Barred by Expired Suit Limitation Provision

The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington, at Tacoma, recently issued an opinion Schnell v State Farm Fire and Cas Co., 2014 WL 1089752 (W.D. Wash. Mar. 18,…

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Oregon Federal Court Finds Insured Limited to Contract Damages

On April 1, 2014, in Braun-Salinas v. American Family Ins. Group d/b/a American Family Mut. Ins. Co., 13-cv-264-AC (D.Or. April 1, 2014), Magistrate Judge John Acosta of the U.S. District…

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Extrinsic Evidence Properly Considered in Duty to Defend Suit Per Eleventh Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit released an unpublished opinion on March 20, 2014, in Composite Structures, Inc. d/b/a Marlow Marine Sales v. The Continental Ins.…

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